from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To move in a lively, capering manner; prance.
- noun A lively, capering manner of moving or walking; a prance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To act or go in a gay, lively, or impatient manner; spring; prance; skip.
- noun A lively or gay movement or gait; a prancing or springing about; a canter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of tittuping; lively, gay, or restless behavior or gait; a prance or caper.
- intransitive verb To behave or move in a lively or restless manner, as an impatient horse; to caper; to prance; to frisk.
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- verb intransitive To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The torrent of knocks roared louder, slightly failed upon the ear, made a crescendo, emulated Niagara, surpassed that very American effort of nature, wavered, faltered to Lodore, died away to a feeble tittup like water dropping from a tap to flagstones, rose again in a final spurt that would have made Southey open his dictionary for adjectives, and drained away to death.
Now and again three donkeys would start, urged from behind, and slowly tittup their burdens along the pond’s margin.